Health Worker
India  /  Published 31.07.20

SC asks Centre to ensure salaries paid to doctors on time

Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka and Tripura are yet to follow directives on timely payment of salaries to healthcare workers engaged in Covid-19, the Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court, which said...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.20

Recovered Covid staff wary of wards

Many healthcare professionals who have recovered from Covid-19 are reluctant to work in Covid wards after resuming duty. Some, mostly nurses and junior doctors, have even quit, officials of several pr...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.07.20

Claims from kin of 131 health staff

The Union health ministry on Thursday said it had received 131 compensation claims from families of healthcare workers who had died on coronavirus duty, putting for the first time a figure on the casu...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 18.07.20

Fund-raiser war hero knighted

Queen Elizabeth II knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognising the 100-year-old for lifting the spirits of the nation during the gloom of the novel coronavirus outbreak by raising over $40 milli...
By Reuters in Windsor

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid: job for deceased kin

The Bengal cabinet on Wednesday approved a policy to offer jobs to the next of kin of state government employees who die from Covid-19 while on duty to fight the spread of the disease.  Chief mi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 16.07.20

‘Curbs of no use until people realise severity of Covid’

A dip in a pond, taking the car out from the garage and buying a packet of cigarettes were some of the reasons why people flouted Covid curbs in a Behala containment zone on Wednesday. Metro spent mo...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 10.07.20

Assam revokes Covid roster order

The Assam health department on Wednesday revoked its July 6 order on 11-day duty and three-day quarantine for doctors and frontline workers on Covid duty, following a letter from the Assam branch of t...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 09.07.20

Online tips for Covid-19 doctors

Doctors in state government hospitals in 18 states, including Bengal, will receive online guidance on Covid-19 treatment from specialists at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, the...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.07.20

Nurses abroad better cared for

Health workers in many countries with excellent healthcare infrastructure but hit hard by the pandemic appear to have much higher levels of satisfaction with the support they received from their gover...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


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